Inspirational Quotes & Inspirational Poems

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~From a headstone in Ireland

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that
which has been your delight.
~Kahlil Gibran

It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the
hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign
behind a window,
or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has
suddenly blossomed,
or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses.

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.
You must wait till it be digested,
and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
~Samuel Johnson

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
~Kenji Miyazawa

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love,
the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
~From the television show The Wonder Years

If you're going through hell, keep going.
~Winston Churchill

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.
~Lou Reed, "Magic and Loss"

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
~Dan Rather

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest
that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
~Jan Glidewell

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.

In the night of death, hope sees a star,
and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
~Robert Ingersoll

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
~Jacques Prévert

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.
~Henry Maudsley

Every evening I turn my worries over to God.
He's going to be up all night anyway.
~Mary C. Crowley

She was no longer wrestling with the grief,
but could sit down with it as a lasting companion
and make it a sharer in her thoughts.
~George Eliot

While we are mourning the loss of our friend,
others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
~John Taylor